We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of bone, joint and soft tissue injuries, and health problems relating to sports and exercise, through a co-ordinated team approach to sports medicine. We believe that this integrated approach helps patients to return to their athletic activities and achieve health and fitness through exercise.
Our Sports Medicine Centre has:
The latest equipment to evaluate the extent of your injury and how it limits your sporting activity. Some of these advanced assessment aids include the biodex isokinetic dynamometer, electromyographic (EMG) machine, and gait analysis walkway.
Our physiotherapists are experienced in exercise prescription and the rehabilitation of a variety of sports injuries. We also conduct specialised classes such as:
Specialised Post-operative Class:
Podiatrists in the sports clinic work closely with other colleagues to offer a holistic management to lower limb problems. Musculoskeletal problems (e.g.: back pain, knee pain) as well as lower limb misalignment problems (e.g.: flat feet, high-arched feet) are common conditions seen by the podiatrists.
Assessment may include full lower limb and feet evaluation, as well as walking and running gait.
Off-the-shelf or custom-made orthotics may be offered to address the abnormal biomechanical function and alignment to improve lower limb function. Footwear recommendation and care advice specific to various sports may also be given as part of the treatment regime. Training and running advice will also be recommended accordingly.
Our qualified sports dietitians have detailed knowledge and experience to help active people with the best nutrition advice. The areas of service include:
Sports & Fitness Screening
We conduct pre-participation physical examination and certification of athletes, prior to the start of their competitive season or training activity. Our dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of sports physicians, sports orthopaedic surgeons, sports physiotherapists, podiatrists and nurses will assist you through the screening and any subsequent treatment.
This screening program, conducted by our physiotherapists, examines the bones, muscles, and other soft tissues for alignment, control, strength and flexibility to identify some of the risk factors that may predispose you to developing sports related injuries. Learn about your own risk factors and how to prevent injuries and enhance your sporting performance.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or ESWT is a non-invasive outpatient procedure that delivers ultrasound guided shock waves applied externally into the tissue to be treated. These would include conditions such as plantar fasciitis, enthesiopathies, and tendinopathies such as Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis and tennis elbow.
The ESWT is a safe and effective treatment for patients who have failed conservative non-surgical treatment for the above conditions and provides an alternative to surgical intervention.
Acupuncture is based on the concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) developed to treat medical conditions as well as to maintain good health. It involves inserting fine needles in acu-points that are left in place for about 20 to 30 minutes. Our Sports Acupuncture service will be useful to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as sprains and strains, acute and chronic pain in the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, knee, sciatica and so on.
Our clinic provides sports massage to aid recovery from intensive physical activities. Each 30 to 45-minute session focuses soft tissue techniques and assisted stretches, targeting specific muscles to reduce muscle fatigue and aches, thereby allowing you to return to your sports sooner.
Biomechanical assessment involves body alignment and motion assessment to aid the detection of biomechanical problems, which may lead to many musculoskeletal injuries.